News | July 12, 2018

StatsCan Releases Water Use and Physical Flow Reports

Earlier this week, Statistics Canada released the results from the latest Industrial Water Survey (2015), which shows an overall decrease of water use nationally. The three main industry groups covered…

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International, NewsJul. 17, 2018
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Great Lakes Champion Retires from the Public Service

U.S. Consul General Juan Alsace is retiring after 32 years of service to the country. Juan and his wife Nancy will start the next chapter of their lives in Milwaukee…
International, NewsJul. 16, 2018
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Report: Indigenous peoples Outperform Conventional Conservation

New research has suggested that Indigenous peoples and local communities dramatically outperform other methods to protect sensitive environments. The report, Cornered by Protected Areas, was co-authored by the United Nations’…
News, Northern CanadaJul. 16, 2018
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Water Rights Could Be a Factor in Reconciliation Talks with Nunatukavut

The Government of Canada and the NunatuKavut Community Council have entered into formal discussions to recognize the Indigenous rights and self-determination of the community. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern…
International, NewsJul. 13, 2018
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World is Making Insufficient Progress on Clean Water and Sanitation

New reports find insufficient international progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, with a decided focus on SDG 6 for clean water and sanitation. The Synthesis Report on…
News, Western CanadaJul. 13, 2018
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Support for Structural Flood Mitigation Projects in British Columbia Announced

The Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) has announced the communities that will receive financial support for structural flood mitigation projects. Communities throughout the province are to receive a total…
National, NewsJul. 13, 2018
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B.C. Company Awarded $350K To Further Test Oxidation Technology

BI Pure Water has secured a $350,000 federal grant to develop a production version of its new advanced oxidation process (AOP), Biperliminate, for wastewater treatment. Now, the company is seeking…
International, NewsJul. 12, 2018
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Recommendations to Address Toxic Flame Retardants in Great Lakes

Human exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants has increased exponentially over the last three decades and recent studies have linked this exposure with reduced human fertility. In a letter…
News, Northern CanadaJul. 16, 2018
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Water Rights Could Be a Factor in Reconciliation Talks with Nunatukavut

The Government of Canada and the NunatuKavut Community Council have entered into formal discussions to recognize the Indigenous rights and self-determination of the community. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern…
International, NewsJul. 13, 2018
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World is Making Insufficient Progress on Clean Water and Sanitation

New reports find insufficient international progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, with a decided focus on SDG 6 for clean water and sanitation. The Synthesis Report on…
News, Western CanadaJul. 13, 2018
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Support for Structural Flood Mitigation Projects in British Columbia Announced

The Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) has announced the communities that will receive financial support for structural flood mitigation projects. Communities throughout the province are to receive a total…
National, NewsJul. 13, 2018
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B.C. Company Awarded $350K To Further Test Oxidation Technology

BI Pure Water has secured a $350,000 federal grant to develop a production version of its new advanced oxidation process (AOP), Biperliminate, for wastewater treatment. Now, the company is seeking…
International, NewsJul. 12, 2018
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Recommendations to Address Toxic Flame Retardants in Great Lakes

Human exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants has increased exponentially over the last three decades and recent studies have linked this exposure with reduced human fertility. In a letter…

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Feedback: Ontario’s Water Opportunities Act

A day after Ontario Minister of the Environment John Gerretsen announced some details of the province's proposed Water Opportunities and Water Conservation Act, the feedback has started rolling in. "Wise water use better protects our environment and extends the lifespan of existing water and wastewater treatment infrastructure," said Peter Hume, president of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), in a press release today. "AMO will work with the Ontario…
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Insurance Bureau of Canada Statement on Que. Floods

The Insurance Bureau of Canada has released a statement on flooding and insurance coverage in the province of Quebec. The statement is in response to the flooding that has occurred in several Quebec regions in the past weeks. The Insurance Bureau's aim is to provide understanding for residents of flooded regions regarding what is, potentially, covered under their insurance policies and how new flood coverage functions. Topics covered by the Insurance Bureau…
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2016 Water’s Next Finalists Announced

Water Canada magazine has announced the finalists of the 2016 Water’s Next Awards. The Water’s Next Awards program honours the achievements and ideas of individuals and companies that have been successful in their efforts to improve water in Canada. The 2016 awards program accepted nominations in nine categories and identified finalists in eight. This was really awesome news to receive!" said Raegan Davidson, regional manager of Ontario & Eastern Canada for Imbrium…
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